University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF2045
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Edo (Africa)
Provenience: Nigeria
Benin Kingdom
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from W. O. Oldman, 1912
Other Number:25579 - Dealer's Number

Description

Sword? Dancing wand, bronze. Handle has two figures, back to back, at each end. Blade decorated with guilloche patter. Said to be carried by virgins in dances.


Bibliography:

[Book] Ben-Amos, Paula G. 1995. The Art of Benin.. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. pg. 1-128 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 97View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2016. Iyare! Splendor and Tension In Benin's Palace Theatre.. pg. 252 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 73View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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